Complete Definition of "obscure"

English

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-obscure.ogg|Audio (US)

Adjective
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  1. Dark, faint or indistinct

#* "I found myself in an obscure wood . ." Dante, Inferno,1,1-2

  1. hidden, out of sight or inconspicuous

Translations
trans-top|dark, faint or indistinct
Arabic: Arab|مظلم IPAchar|(múʐlim)
Chinese: 不清楚的 (bù qīngchǔ de), 阴暗 (yīn’àn)
Czech: temný m (dark), nezřetelný m (indistinct)
Dutch: duister
Finnish: hämärä (1), vaikeaselkoinen (1, indistinct), huomaamaton (2)
French: obscur
German: obskur
Hungarian: kétes hírű, tompa
trans-mid
Italian: oscuro
Japanese: 朦朧とした (もうろうとした, mōrō to shita), 不明瞭な(ふめいりょうな, fumeiryō)
Korean: 애매한 (aemaehan)
Portuguese: obscuro
Russian: тёмный (tjómnyj)
Spanish: obscuro
Swedish: mörk
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Derived terms
obscurity
obscuration

Synonyms
enigmatic
mysterious

Verb
en-verb|obscures|obscuring|obscured
obscure

  1. transitive To darken, make faint etc.
  2. transitive To hide, put out of sight etc.

#* "I realized that the purpose of writing is to inflate weak ideas, obscure poor reasoning, and inhibit clarity." Bill Watterson, Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat page 62


French

Pronunciation
IPA|/ɔpskyr/

Adjective
obscure

  1. feminine of obscur

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